Current Sociology

Sociologist of the Month

‘Sociologist of the Month’ campaigns are monthly campaigns on social media initiated in 2015 to highlight the work of different sociologists from around the world, both established and more junior, who have published with Current Sociology. During the period of their feature, their article is available as free access. This is one way among others to draw attention to the work of diverse sociologists and promote sociology more generally.

June 2024

Lisa Baranik, Brandon Gorman and Natalie Wright, USA
Wasta and its relationship to employment status and income in the Arab Middle East, Current Sociology, first published July 15, 2021

May 2024

Lutfun Nahar Lata, Australia
The production of counter-space: Informal labour, social networks and the production of urban space in Dhaka, Current Sociology, first published February 23, 2022

April 2024

Sait Bayrakdar, UK and Andrew King, UK
LGBT discrimination, harassment and violence in Germany, Portugal and the UK: A quantitative comparative approach, Current Sociology, first published September 17, 2021

March 2024

Walid Habbas, Israel and Yael Berda Israel/USA
Colonial management as a social field: The Palestinian remaking of Israel’s system of spatial control, Current Sociology, first published June 22, 2021

February 2024

Artur Bogner, Germany and Gabriele Rosenthal, Germany
Social-constructivist and figurational biographical research, Current Sociology, first published November 15, 2022

January 2024

Leon Freude, Spain and Matthew Waites, UK
Analysing homophobia, xenophobia and sexual nationalisms in Africa: Comparing quantitative attitudes data to reveal societal differences, Current Sociology, first published February 23, 2022

December 2023

Hsin-Chieh Chang, China
Receptivity to different types of migrants in Taiwan: Civic behavior and support for same-sex marriage as novel correlates, Current Sociology, first published September 17, 2021

November 2023

Yen Nee Wong, United Kingdom
LGBT+ ballroom dancers and their shoes: Fashioning the queer self into existence, Current Sociology, first published June 25, 2023

October 2023

Jung Cheol Shin, Republic of Korea
Localization of social science research in selected academic disciplines in South Korea, Current Sociology, first published October 19, 2021

September 2023

Uzair Ahmed, Norway
Reflections on racialisation’s impact on research: Insights from a study of Muslim radicalisation in Norway, Current Sociology, first published April 1, 2023

August 2023

Jieyu Liu, UK
Childhood in urban China: A three-generation portrait, Current Sociology, first published April 20, 2021

July 2023

Ravindra N Mohabeer, Canada
A method to analyze invisibility: Navigating the dissonance between woke and safe, Current Sociology, first published May 28, 2021

June 2023

Zeynep Atalay, USA
The mutual constitution of illiberal civil society and neoauthoritarianism: Evidence from Turkey, Current Sociology, first published September 17, 2021

May 2023

Olivia Maury, Finland
Punctuated temporalities: Temporal borders in student-migrants’ everyday lives, Current Sociology, first published July 30, 2020

April 2023

Xiaorong Gu, United Kingdom
‘Save the children!’: Governing left-behind children through family in China’s Great Migration, Current Sociology, first published April 20, 2021

March 2023

Mangala Subramaniam, USA
Empathy in Research Process: Study of Women in Sex Work in India, Current Sociology, first published June 3, 2022

February 2023

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Israel
Settler Colonialism and the Archives of Apprehension, Current Sociology, first published June 22, 2022

January 2023

Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Australia
Guest co-editor of the Special Subsection "Re-imagining what counts as Femicide" published in Volume 71 Issue 1, January 2023 of Current Sociology

Floretta A Boonzaier, South Africa
Spectacularizing narratives on femicide in South Africa: A decolonial feminist analysis, Current Sociology, first published May 28, 2022

December 2022

Michaela Benson, United Kingdom
Hong Kongers and the coloniality of British citizenship from decolonisation to Brexit and the foundation of ‘Global Britain’, Current Sociology, first published October 15, 2021

November 2022

Mickey Vallee, Canada
Do we need a posthumanist sociology? Notes from the COVID-19 pandemic, Current Sociology, first published April 21, 2022

October 2022

Adrienne Lee Atterberry, USA, Derrace G. McCallum, Japan, and Yifei Lu, China
Interrogating parenting and intergenerational relationships within national and transnational contexts, Current Sociology, first published November 18, 2021

September 2022

Miro Griffiths, UK
Disabled Youth Participation within Activism and Social Movement Bases: An Empirical Investigation of the UK Disabled People’s Movement, Current Sociology, first published June 4, 2022

August 2022

Guðmundur Ævar Oddsson, Iceland
Class in Iceland, Current Sociology, first published May 19, 2021

July 2022

Nadim Mirshak, UK
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: A Gramscian re-examination, Current Sociology, first published September 17, 2021

June 2022

Lim Sang Hun, South Korea
Look Up Rather Than Down: Karl Polanyi’s Fascism and Radical Right-Wing ‘Populism’, Current Sociology, first published May 20, 2021

May 2022

José Maurício Domingues, Brazil
From global risk to global threat: State capabilities and modernity in times of coronavirus, Current Sociology, 70:1, 6–23

April 2022

Janet Arnado, Philippines
Structured inequalities and authors’ positionalities in academic publishing: The case of Philippine international migration scholarship, Current Sociology, first published September 13, 2021

December 2021

Veronica L. Gregorio, Singapore
Isolation and Immunity within the Family: Commuter Marriages in Southeast Asia, Current Sociology, first published November 16, 2020

November 2021

Anat Herbst-Debby, Israel
Palestinian mothers in Israel: Can a welfare-to-work program enhance their social capital?, Current Sociology, first published June 7, 2020

October 2021

Ali Meghji, UK
Towards a theoretical synergy: Critical race theory and decolonial thought in Trumpamerica and Brexit Britain, Current Sociology, first published November 16, 2020

September 2021

Yoshie Yanagihara, Japan
The practice of surrogacy as a phenomenon of ‘bare life’: An analysis of the Japanese case applying Agamben’s theory, Current Sociology, 69( 2): 231–248

August 2021

Defne Över, USA
From self-censorship to contention: Shame triggered participation in the 2013 Gezi Protests, Current Sociology, first published May 20, 2021

July 2021

Guya Accornero, Portugal
Contentious buildings. The struggle against eviction in NYC’s Lower East Side, Current Sociology, first published May 19, 2021

June 2021

Hans Erik Næss, Norway
Sociology and the ethnography of human rights at mega-sport events, Current Sociology 68( 7): 972–989

May 2021

Kinneret Lahad, Israel, with Vanessa May, UK
Holding back and hidden family displays: Reflections on aunthood as a morally charged category, Current Sociology, first published March 07, 2021

April 2021

Marie Leth Meilvang, Denmark
From rain as risk to rain as resource: Professional and organizational changes in urban rainwater management, Current Sociology, first published February 11, 2021

March 2021

Ian Carrillo, USA
The racial fix and environmental state formation, Current Sociology, first published April 10, 2020

February 2021

Suhad Daher-Nashif, Qatar
Colonial management of death: To be or not to be dead in Palestine, Current Sociology, first published August 28, 2020

January 2021

Geoffrey Mead, Australia
Proper recognition: Personhood and symbolic capital in contemporary sociology, Current Sociology, first published June 27, 2020

November 2020

Man Xu, Canada
Constructing the refugee: Comparison between newspaper coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in Canada and the UK, Current Sociology, first published August 18, 2020

October 2020

Myrna Dawson, Canada
Identifying femicide locally and globally: Understanding the utility and accessibility of sex/gender-related motives and indicators, Current Sociology, first published August 28, 2020 (co-authored with Michelle Carrigan)

September 2020

Robbie Shilliam, USA
Redeeming the ‘ordinary working class’, Current Sociology 68(2): 223–240

August 2020

Kathia Serrano Velarde, Germany
Informal learning in formal organizations: The case of volunteer learning in the hospital, Current Sociology 68(4): 572–591

July 2020

Kyohee Kim and Peer Smets, The Netherlands
Home experiences and homemaking practices of single Syrian refugees in an innovative housing project in Amsterdam, Current Sociology, first published online June 12, 2020

June 2020

Lorenza Antonucci, UK and Simone Varriale, UK
Unequal Europe, unequal Brexit: How intra-European inequalities shape the unfolding and framing of Brexit, Current Sociology 68(1): 41–59